Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among the high-profile speakers scheduled to address this month’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
An early list of announced speakers, first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, also includes GOP Govs. Rick Scott (Fla.), Nikki Haley (S.C.), John Kasich (Ohio) and Susana Martinez (N.M.), as well as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Scott, Kasich and Martinez are all governors of key swing states that will help determine the outcome of the 2012 race.
Announcing the headliners, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus praised the speakers, who he described as among the GOP’s “brightest stars, who have governed and led effectively and admirably in their respective roles.”
“Ours will be a world-class convention, worthy of the next president of the United States, and these speakers — and those that will be announced later — will help make it a truly memorable and momentous event,” he added.
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